Submitted to OnFocus – On December 29, 2020, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office and Spencer Police Department responded to a call of a deceased male at the south end of Abe Lincoln Ave. just south of Swamp Road in the Township of Spencer. The property is in the McMillan Marsh Wildlife area located in Marathon County and the body was discovered by a fur trapper.
The victim was identified as 20-year-old City of Marshfield resident, Christian C. Schauer. It was apparent Schauer died from injuries sustained that day at an unknown location. Foul play was evident and the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting a homicide investigation for the past several weeks.
At the onset of the investigation we asked for help from the public in locating Schauer’s missing vehicle, a black 2005 Chevrolet Impala with license plate AHT6900.
On February 5, 2021, acting on a citizen tip, investigators located Schauer’s vehicle on a property near Stratford in the Town of Eau Pleine. 19-year-old Jared R. Carl lives at the property and was arrested that day for possession of stolen property related to the homicide along with drug and weapons charges. On February 9, 2021, Jared’s father, 50-year-old Shawn R. Carl, was arrested for First Degree Intentional Homicide for the death of Christian Schauer and for possession of a fully automatic rifle.
Both Shawn and Jared Remain in custody. Shawn Carl will have an initial appearance on February 11, 2021 at 2 p.m.
Due to continued investigation and respect for the family, no other information will be released at this time.
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